Skip Bayless | Biography

Posted On: 20 Aug, 2014


Skip Bayless | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth December 04, 1951
Age 65 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Sports Columnist
Wife/Spouse Ernestine Sclafani
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Unknown

Born in 4th December, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Skip Bayless has struggled a lot to reach in the position of TV sports commentator. He is also a sports writer. His birth name was John Edward Bayless. His most notable credits are from ESPN in Cold Pizza and First Take, Los ANGELES Times, Miami Herald and San Jose Mercury News.

As his father always called him “Skip”, his real name fade away and everyone knew him as Skip till today. He started his career in the field of print journalism. He was first hired by the Los Angeles Times in 1976. He has won the Eclipse Award for the coverage of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown in 1977. He has won this award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing. Because of his capabilities, he was hired by The Dallas Morning News as a lead sports columnist. But after three years, he was hired by Dallas Times Herald in the huge sum which made him the country’s highest paid sports columnists.

He has also written a book, God's Coach: The Hymns, Hype and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys, which includes the story of rise and fall of Tom Landry’s Dallas cowboys. He began hosting in radio from 1991 in the radio station KLIF. From that day, he was offered from many radio stations. He has worked in ESPN radio, Sporting News Radio, The Jim Rome Show and Columus Media. His presence in television was started from 1989 where he got opportunity to become panelist on The Sports Reporters which was the ESPN’s show. He has also made his appearances in films. He has done his first role in “Rocky Balboa” in 2006. He also got opportunity to do the role in “ESPN 30 For 30” film. Because of his tremendous efforts, he has been honored with different awards. He was nominated for Sports Emmy Award in Outstanding Sports Personality as well as Studio Analyst.

He is a tall guy with the height of 6 feet 1 inch. He has reached the age of 62 from 2014. But he still looks younger among his colleagues. This has been resulted from the continuous focus on his personal fitness. He has been continually doing exercises including weight lifting and running which has made him healthy in this age as well. There was gossip about his dating partners and girlfriends. But he clearly stated that he was involved in four long relationships. Though he dated many girls and married as well, he did not seem to know about which girl is best suited him for his wife. He is currently married to Ernestine and currently they have no children. Many say that it was because of his possessiveness towards his job, which ultimately lead to divorce.

He has made some controversial remarks which lead to the rumor of getting fired as well. There has been struggle between Mike Missanelli and Skip as he remarked him unnecessarily in on air. There has also been a rumor that the relation became difficult between Lebron James and Bayless as he commented on his weight loss.

He is also present in different social sites such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram. He has the large number of followers in twitter which is 1.44 million. He has the net worth of $4 million which includes per year salary of $500 thousand. He is recently living with his family in Bristol, Connecticut.

If you want to know more about Bayless, you can visit the wiki and other internet sources. You can also follow him in twitter and Facebook. To view his videos, you can visit YouTube.